National Weather Service: Prepare for winter storm starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for northern and central Utah mountains and valleys Tuesday through Thursday, April 9-11, 2019. Photo: National Weather Service

NORTHERN/CENTRAL Utah, April 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The National Weather Service is warning everyone along the Wasatch Front and central Utah that a late-season storm is on the way.

According to NWS, a strong cold front will hit the northwestern part of Utah on Tuesday and will sweep east across the state Tuesday night and Wednesday.

“Intense snow showers will develop along the frontal boundary followed by a prolonged period of steady snow across northern and central Utah’s mountains,” the NWS in Salt Lake City reported.

The heaviest snow is expected across the central and southern Wasatch Mountains and central Utah mountains.

It isn’t known how much snow to expect, but the weather service is saying accumulations of 10 to 20 inches are possible in the mountains, with four to nine inches in the Wasatch Mountain valleys.

This winter storm is predicted to hang around into Thursday morning.

The NWS and Utah Department of Transportation are reminding drivers to slow down as roads will be wet and slick. Anyone driving in the mountains is urged to exercise extreme caution.

For current information about road conditions, click here for UDOT Traffic.

For current information on the storm or other weather-related concerns, click here for the National Weather Service.


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